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Epilobium 'Wayne's Silver'

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Species Name: Epilobium canum canum 'Wayne's Silver'
Common Name: Wayne's Silver California fuchsia

Beautiful low groundcover with glowing red trumpet blooms in summer and fall. More cold tolerant than other CA fuchsias. This one also likes more water than most. Cut back after bloom to promote fresh growth.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Clumping, spreads from roots
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Late Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden; introduced by Wayne Silver
Natural Habitat: Canyons, slopes, hillsides, rock crevices, gravelly areas

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